Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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Animal testing, or animal research, is the use of animals in scientific tests to determine the safety of substances for humans. It is estimated that about 100,000- 200,000 animals are mutilated and/ or slaughtered for cosmetic, drug, food, and chemical testing. “Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.” Although this fact is dispiriting when you really think about it, there is a plethora of animal testing benefits. For instance, without animal research testing, the modern medicine that we have today would not exist. Animal testing has allowed scientist to find treatments such as: antibiotics, vaccines, insulin, HIV, & cancer drugs, which has saved millions of lives across the world. “Smallpox (cow) has now been eradicated from earth, Polio has been eradicated from North America and people in countries all over the world are being successfully treated (mouse and monkey). Insulin is now able to help control diabetes (dog, fish). There are vaccines for tetanus (horse), rubella (monkey), anthrax (sheep), and rabies (dog, rabbit).” “An understanding of the Malaria life cycle (pigeon), tuberculosis (cow, sheep), Typhus (guinea pig, rat, mouse), and the function of neurons (cat, dog).
The discovery of anticoagulants (cat), penicillin (mouse), open heart surgery and cardiac pacemakers (dog), lithium (rat, guinea pig), treatment for leprosy (armadillo), organ transplantations (dog, sheep, cow, pig), laparoscopic surgical techniques

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